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Nine Rhode Island Performance Venues and Organizations
to require Audience Vaccinations and Masks:
New COVID-19 protocols in effect until further notice
Island Moving Company and eight other Rhode Island performance venues and organizations have formed a partnership to provide for the safety of their audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers, based on current scientific evidence and best practices around the country.
Organizations included in this effort include:
Festival Ballet Providence, Gamm Theatre, Island Moving Company, Providence Performing Arts Center, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, Trinity Repertory Company, United Theatre, Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, and Wilbury Theatre Group.
Effective immediately and until further notice: All patrons attending in-person, indoor events must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID19 PCR test taken in the prior 72 hours, or proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken in the prior six hours.
All patrons regardless of vaccination status must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue (unless actively eating or drinking). Please visit the websites of the individual venues for any additional restrictions or details, particularly for children not yet eligible for vaccination. Details may be revisited or revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic.
While great strides have been made in vaccination rates, the recent rise is cases caused by the Delta variant inspired arts, cultural, and entertainment leaders to take these steps.
Further information regarding individual productions will be available on the Island Moving Company box office as plans for IMC’s 40th Anniversary Season are released in the coming weeks.
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Island Moving Company presents Newport Dance Festival July 20-25, 2021 on an outdoor stage at Great Friends Meeting House in Newport, RI. Each evening performance will feature a unique lineup of dances drawn on the talent, artistry, and unique styles of the festival’s five visiting dance companies, and Newport’s resident Island Moving Company.
Headlining the festival is Malashock Dance based out of San Diego, CA will present work by founder John Malashock.
Additional dance companies in the 2021 festival include Thomas/Ortiz, Boston Dance Theater, Khambatta Dance, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, and Revolve Dance of Providence.
Broadway Continues to Evolve
By Newport This Week Staff | on June 17, 2021
An 8,610-square-foot, two-story performance center and ballet school will be built for Island Moving Company, along with four single-family homes, on the site of the former Triplett School at 435 Broadway. Approval for demolition of the current structure was finally granted by the Newport Zoning Board of Review after the original petition was passed unanimously by the City Council, the Planning Board and others, in 2018. The project is expected to be completed in 2023. “I think Upper Broadway is going to be the new cool place to be,” said Zoning Board chair Bart Grimes.
Read the full article at newportthisweek.com.
ISLAND MOVING COMPANY ANNOUNCES
STIMULATING LIVE SUMMER SEASON
(Newport, RI) – Island Moving Company (IMC), Newport’s classically trained contemporary ballet company, announces a return to live summer events and productions. Tickets for IMC’s annual summer Gala and Newport Dance Festival are now on sale at www.islandmovingco.org
The company will begin its summer performances with a tour to the Seattle International Dance Festival, (SIDF)-June 16-19. SIDF is a 17-day celebration of contemporary dance with indoor and outdoor events, presenting local, national, and international artists. It was founded by Cyrus Khambatta, of Khambatta Dance. In July, Khambatta Dance will travel to Newport to share its work with local audiences as part of IMC’s Newport Dance Festival (NDF). This tour is part of IMC’s Great Friends Touring Project, an artists’ exchange developed by IMC in 2015 as a platform for mid-size dance companies to expand touring opportunities and gain greater national attention and audiences.
The 2021 Newport Dance Festival- July 20-25th on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street, Newport.
Each year, NDF includes a two-week residency for a visiting company, international guest artists, and additional visiting artists/companies will present work across six consecutive days of performances, featuring different programs each evening on the festival’s outdoor performance stage. The 2021 resident artist/company is San Diego Based Malaschock Dance. Artists and dance companies on NDF stage this year include Seattle Based Khambatta Dance; Boston Dance Theatre, Medford, MA.; East Coast Contemporary Ballet, Norwalk, CT.; Thomas/Ortiz Dance, New Canaan, CT.; and Revolve Dance, Providence, RI.
Gate opens at 6:30 and performances start at 7:00pm. Tickets start at $35, and a multi-ticket Flex Pass offers great value for patrons interested in attending multiple shows. Tickets and info at www.islandmovingco.org.
IMC’s annual Summer Gala Notte Bianca 2021 celebrates IMC’s importance as a key cultural attraction and asset for the City of Newport – and serves as the organizations largest fundraising event. Event Co-Chairs Barbara Caldwell and Kathy Kiven, along with IMC staff, have re-envisioned this year’s event, as an exquisite evening of culinary temptations, lively libations, and delightful garden performances, that showcase IMC’s creativity. The evening includes original site-specific works created for the gardens at Jonna Chewning’s Sheep Shed Estate performed by the dancers of Island Moving Company. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at islandmovingco.org
Proceeds from this fundraiser help to underwrite IMC’s education and community programs and further the health of Newport County’s arts & cultural ecosystem.
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Now in its 39th season, Island Moving Company (IMC) – under the leadership of Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen – has produced and presented dance by a diverse group of some of the world’s leading dance-makers and collaborating artists to make original works that leave audiences exhilarated and transfixed. In addition to its mainstage and family series productions, IMC is widely known for its unique approach to experiential and site-specific performances as well as innovative use of unconventional venues such as Rosecliff Mansion, Belcourt Castle, S/V Oliver Hazard Perry, and other notable sites across Newport County.
IMC is a non-profit, professional, contemporary ballet company whose mission is to build the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Newport County, RI through dance creation, performance, and education.
Founded 1982, IMC has a long history of enriching the cultural fabric of our communities and is comprised of 13 professional dancers, 2 artistic producers, six administrative staff and is governed by a board of 10 community leaders.
Island Moving Company (IMC) serves as a cultural attraction, creative catalyst, and educational resource for residents of Newport County, and accessible to all Rhode Islanders.
Island Moving Company announces tickets are now on sale for its spring repertory production of RETURN TO LIVE! and are available through IMC’s box by clicking here.
RETURN TO LIVE! marks a number of firsts for Newport’s innovative dance company – IMC’s first Providence production to be hosted at The WaterFire Arts Center – AND the first hybrid production offering limited capacity Live Audience and a simulcast Live Stream broadcast.
Performance dates run May 6-8 at 8:00pm, at the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence. May 6 is available for live-stream viewing, and limited capacity Live Attendance is available on Friday May 7 & Saturday May 8th performances. Tickets for Live-Stream viewing are $35 and in-person tickets are $45. More information and tickets, click here!